Assisted Living Today Blog

10 Great Gift Ideas for Residents of a Senior Living Community


Giving a gift to a friend or family member who has moved into a Senior Living Community can be a bit tricky.  The “usual” gifts – such as perfumes, flowers, or food – can actually impact the medical conditions of your loved one or their neighbors. And with space at a premium, any new knick [...]

How to Deal with Anxiety as a Senior


Although some cases of anxiety are classified as abnormal regardless of age, much of the anxiety that seniors commonly feel is a natural response to life transitions and stems from legitimate concerns. In a personal interview, retired psychologist Dr. Ron Masa, now a senior himself, offered his views on common causes of anxiety in seniors [...]

Aluminum Rollator with 8” Casters Review


Going to church, out to restaurants or just for rides in the country often times becomes difficult with limited mobility. Walkers and scooters can be difficult to transport, leaving seniors with balance impairments sacrificing their safety to enjoy afternoon out on the town. Weighing around 19 pounds, the Aluminum Rollator with 8” Casters provides safety, [...]

Tips to Remember for Improving Communication with Elderly or Aging Parents


Let’s face it.  We’ve all had difficult patches with our parents now and again.  Most likely, the worst of it was during those “rebellious teen” years when we all struggled to make our own way and assert our own independence.And in a strange (and perhaps ironic) twist of fate and aging – in many ways [...]

Gardening an Activity for Seniors


Gardening can be a rewarding and fun activity for senior citizens. Since, many seniors are retirees, gardening gives them an activity to occupy their free time. The elderly population is most at risk for developing depression due to the following reasons: body changes, not having the same level of energy in youth, living alone, death [...]

Spotlight on Adagio Adult Family Home


The Adagio Adult Family Home, a unique assisted living home geared toward the needs of residents living with dementia stemming from stroke or other vascular disorders. Run by resident providers Maxine and Harvey Brink, residents are cared for as if they are a member of the family. You will find that this facility provides an [...]

Common Myths and Assumptions About Assisted Living


Assisted living is often the most attractive option for the elderly. Yet many elderly people, or the younger relatives on whom they depend, are afraid to try it because of the many myths that surround it, which often focus on negative aspects of this form of elderly care. In this article we will dispel many [...]

Spotlight Facility: Allegro


There’s so much to consider when thinking about a move to a senior living community, and most folks have a checklist of their most important considerations. The Allegro community in St. Petersburg Florida certainly exceeds expectations for even the toughest of lists:  from trust in the respectful, considerate staff, to the security of their facilities [...]

What To Look For In An Assisted Living Facility


Deciding that your loved one may need to be placed in an assisted living facility can be a difficult decision. However, an assisted living facility can provide your loved one with a safe place where she can receive assistance from certified staff members for basic activities, such as bathing, household chores and attending medical appointments [...]

Announcing the Alzheimer’s Action Day Guide


A Comprehensive Resource for Caregivers, Loved Ones and Alzheimer’s Patients Today, September 21, 2012, is Alzheimer’s Action Day. This nationally recognized event aims to raise awareness of the need for continued education and research to combat this devastating illness. The Alzheimer’s Association notes that Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 50 to [...]